A decent new American Express promotion has appeared in the online accounts of many people. I have it showing under my Platinum card although it is not showing for my SPG or BA Amex. My wife does have it showing for her BA Amex.
The deal offers £10 statement credit when you spend £30 at WH Smith. It is valid for the first 30,000 people to register.
If you think that WH Smith doesn’t have much to offer, think again. The larger (non-railway and non-airport) stores tend to sell a decent range of gift cards for a start. This effectively means that you can transfer your £10 saving to a different retailer altogether.
Stocking up on stamps is another possibility. You will also find a range of toys in some stores as well as the usual books, magazines etc.
If you can find a suitably large store – for Londoners, there is a good one just a few steps from Chancery Lane tube station for example – you could save yourself a few pounds across various Amex cards relatively easily.
The deadline for spending the £30 is 15th October.
Some other, less interesting, deals have are also showing on my accounts, some of which I have mentioned before:
Armani Exchange, £10 back on £50
TopShop, £15 back on £50
Red Carnation Hotels, £25 back on £250
Moss Bros, £50 back on £200
Sunglass Hut, £10 back on £100
Gap, £15 back on £50
Skype, £5 back on £10 (ends 30/9)
Hilton, £50 back on £250 spend in UK (ends 30/9)
Debenhams, £10 back on £50
Achica, £25 back on £85
House of Fraser, £10 back on £50
Ryanair, £10 back with no minimum spend
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.